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James Wilburn Pate

November 30, 2010

James Wilburn Pate

James Wilburn Pate, age 81, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at his daughter’s home in Nashville, Tenn. James Wilburn Pate was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Clay County Miss. to the late Lela Murlee Watson Pate and Clinton Calvin Pate. Mr. Pate served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1949. He and Edna Ruth Rider were married on April 16, 1950, and relocated to La., in 1952. He was independently employed as a builder, developer, and equipment operator until his retirement and return to Clay County in 1993. He was residing in Fairview, Tennessee at the time of his death. Mr. Pate was of the Baptist faith. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Masonic Lodge, a Shriner and a member of the Lions Club.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at 1 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Sam Edwards and J. B. Rowe officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Bluff Cemetery near Mantee. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Edna Ruth Rider Pate of Fairview, Tenn.; one daughter, Sherrie LaRae Pate Sehrt (David) of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren: James Francis Pate Sehrt, John Clinton Pate Sehrt, and Brennan LaRae Sehrt all of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Glen Allen Pate, Sr. (Thelma) of Maben; one sister-in-law, Patsy Edwards Pate of Pheba. His brothers Lee Calvin Pate and Leotis Pate also preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are James Francis Pate Sehrt, John Clinton Pate Sehrt, James Paul Williams, Glen Allen Pate Jr., Tim Rowe, and Jeremy Brock..
Visitation is Tuesday from 5 -8 p.m. and from noon Wednesday until service time at Calvert Funeral Home.
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